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Scotland's papers: Winter poll looms over Brexit deadlock

Image caption The Herald, like many others, leads with the continuing row at Westminster over a potential general election in December. The report says Labour has been accused of being "at sixes and sevens" over Brexit, with alignment growing between Boris Johnson, Nicola Sturgeon and Jo Swinson for a pre-Christmas election.
Image caption Tthe front page of the i claims Boris Johnson is facing a "Tory backlash" over his attempts to go to the country. Tory MPs backed his motion for an early general election on Monday, but the paper claims some senior MPs in the party fear they will be punished by voters.
Image caption The failed election bid also leads The National, which claims Britain is closer to a December election after Boris Johnson "caved in" to demands to put his Brexit deal on hold until after a public vote. It reports that this was a key demand from the Lib Dems and the SNP who both support an early election on 9 December. Another Commons vote is expected to take place later on Tuesday, it says.
Image caption The Scotsman believes "a winter poll looms" despite Monday's defeat, writing that the MP is set to stick with his 12 December date. It says Mr Johnson confirmed the government would now table a "short bill" that would only require a simple majority and would set aside the provisions of the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act.
Image caption The Scottish Daily Express also says a "defiant" Boris Johnson will attempt to trigger a general election for a fourth time later. The paper says that Mr Johnson wants to end "parliament's stagnation and paralysis" over Brexit.
Image caption "Brexit is on ice" claims the Daily Telegraph. The paper says Boris Johnson's second attempt to get his 12 December election through on Tuesday may succeed because this time the date will be specified, which may persuade the SNP and the Lib Dems to support it.
Image caption The Times decides to lead on a health story with the headline "Daily dose of aspirin helps tackle depression". The story says that taking two painkillers a day can reduce symptoms of depression. Scientists have been reviewing studies where patients took anti-inflammatory drugs including ibropofen and aspirin.
Image caption A gruesome exclusive graces the Scottish Sun's front page. The story claims the son of a Scottish businessman was was found wrapped in tarpaulin in a car boot on 17 October by police in California. The body of 34-year-old former soldier Adrian Bonar was 75 miles from his hometown of Escondido. Police have launched an investigation.
Image caption The Daily Record front page reports from the courts where the wife of a policeman was said to have murdered a member of the public after he handed in her stolen handbag to police. Joanne Threshie, 36, acted with convicted killer Kirk McIntyre to murder Frederick McGettigan, the High Court in Glasgow was told on Monday.
Image caption Ongoing concerns about Airbnb is the Scottish Daily Mail's top story. SNP ministers have vowed to introduce tougher controls on the use of properties via the short-term letting app. It follows complaints in Edinburgh about the number of residential properties taken over by the service, resulting in rowdy parties, damage and the "fracturing of communities".
Image caption The Courier leads on a Fatal Accident inquiry which concluded police cuts were to blame for the death of a man in police custody. The hearing was told that just two staff were looking after 24 people in custody on the night that Mark Hutton from Dundee died at West Bell Police Station in 2016.
Image caption The P&J says new measures are being considered for one of the most dangerous stretches of the A9 in Ross-shire. Roundabouts could be introduced on the stretch at both the Asda and Lidl junctions at Tain.
Image caption And the Daily Star of Scotland sees naturalist Chris Packham repeat calls for bosses of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! to stop using wildlife in its infamous Bushtucker trials. The paper says the TV presenter believes games on the show amount to animal abuse.

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